Sharp MX-M283N

Sharp MX-M283N Photocopiers

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The ever-smart MX-M283N combines textured good looks with searing specifications that include high-octane 28ppm printing and 50opm scanning, potential 5,600-sheet paper handling, and vast finishing options. Security is exemplary.

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The MX-M283N is smartly attired, coming with a textured surface and sleek black control panel, so it looks extremely modern and stylish. It's modern in so many other areas too, though. Packed with superb mono print, scan, copy and optional fax facilities, the quality is very impressive. The 28ppm printing makes an immaculate job of text, while 50opm scanning is high in both quality and versatility. Maximum 5,600-sheet paper handling gives you plenty of media, and finishing tools can saddle-stitch, hole punch and bi-fold to devastating effect. All of this is topped off by stunning security and the friendly 8.5in touch screen interface.

Swift Printing
The swift print engine can reach superb speeds of 28 pages per minute in A4, and can put out the first sheet in a mere 4.6 seconds, ensuring a regular supply of small jobs won't result in overall speeds collapsing. The 15ppm A3 mode is available for jobs that need every last bit of room to make the maximum impact. Overall speeds can be doubled by allowing the MXM283N to share its job with a similarly-specified Sharp elsewhere on the network. The quality of images is spectacular, and this model combines its sumptuous 1200x1200dpi resolution with 256-level greyscale to produce sharp and bold text and beautifully-defined lines. A wide selection of finishing devices apply saddle-stitching, stapling, hole punching and bi-folding to piles of loose sheets to convert them into professional brochures, booklets and flyers.

Superb Scanning
The scanner is a superb component that employs the built-in 100-sheet Reversing Single Pass Feeder to produce a copious 50 originals every minute. The quality is very good, with even dim details brought out with considerable depth. You can send the finished output to multiple email addresses, FTP servers and network folders, or convert it to a wide selection of flexible formats that includes encrypted PDF and PDF/A files. The copier is another excellent feature, using a choice of exposure modes to secure optimum output, and allowing you to choose how to display data. The optional fax facilities are built around SMTP, pushing to the best speeds while slashing telephone bills.

Extensive Paper Handling
A suitable supply of media is needed so that the MFD can print and print and print. The M283N delivers handsomely, offering superb paper handling. It holds 1,100 sheets as standard, combining a pair of 500-sheet drawers and a 100-sheet multi-bypass tray. For those busier workgroups, more will be needed, and this model allows you to store two further 500-sheet drawers plus a large-capacity 3,500-sheet tray, amounting to an emphatic 5,600 sheets in all. Memory is equally important, giving MFDs the thinking space needed to handle large files again and again. The standard 1GB of RAM will be more than enough for most needs, although companies with heavy workloads can double this to 2GB. The 80GB hard drive offers additional storage, and can be used to hold print jobs for future use so that you don't have to load in the file from fresh every time. Smooth networking is delivered through the Gigabit connection. PCL5e/6 is supported as standard, with Adobe PS3 available as an option.

Intuitive Interface
Sharp accompanies this immense power with the best of navigation systems, and the 8.5in touch screen proves truly intuitive and customisable. You even have the option of adding an external keyboard for faster typing. The Sharpdesk application is a brilliantly simple solution to organising and annotating files, and the Sharp OSA (Open Systems Architecture) lets you program repetitive tasks (form filling, storing documents etc..) so that entire sets of instructions can be carried out with a single press of a button. Managers can remotely monitor and update all devices, even rolling out entire driver or firmware upgrades across a whole fleet, or controlling individual machines from their panels without the manager needing even to be in the same room. The excellent security features include IPv6 and IPsec encryption and authentication, and address filtering controls who does or doesn't have access to the device. Confidential files can be password protected and held until the user is ready to print them out, and an optional Data Security Kit is available for those firms who need the very best in encryption and data erasure tools.

The Sharp looks good in terms of its own appearance as well as its output. Superb printing and scanning produce juicy and versatile results, and vast paper handling, finishing options and security make for a stylish all-rounder.


  • Engine Speed B/W Ppm (A4) - 28
  • Engine Speed B/W Ppm (A3) - 15
  • Paper Size- Min.-Max. - A5R - A3W
  • Paper Weight (g/m2) - 56 - 209
  • Paper Capacity-Standard (sheets) - 1100
  • Paper Capacity- Max. (sheets) - 5600
  • Warm Up Time (sec.) - 20
  • Memory General Min/max (MB) - 640 - 640
  • Memory Printer Min/max (MB) - 1024 - 2048
  • Harddisk - Standard
  • Harddisk Capacity (GB) - 80
  • Duplex - Standard
  • Power Requirements - Rated Local AC Voltage (Hz) - 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption (kW) - 1.84
  • Dimensions (mm) - 645 X 695 X 953
  • Weight (Kg) - 95
  • Copier Original Paper Size (Max.) - A3
  • First Copy Out Time B/W (sec.) - 4.6
  • E-sort Standard - Yes
  • E-sort Option. - No
  • Continuous Copy (Max. Copies) - 999
  • Resolution Scan B/W (dpi) - 600 X 600
  • Resolution Scan Colour (dpi) - 600 X 600
  • Resolution Print (dpi) - 1200 X 1200
  • Gradation (equivalent Levels) - B/W - 2
  • Gradation (equivalent Levels) - Colour - 256
  • Zoom Range (%) - 25 - 400
  • Preset Copy Ratios - 10
  • Document Feeder Original Capacity (sheets) - 100
  • Scanner Network Scanner (Standard / Option) - Standard
  • Scan Method Push Scan And Pull Scan - Yes
  • Resolution Push Scan (dpi) - 100, 200, 300, 400, 600
  • Resolution Pull Scan (dpi) - 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600, 50 To 9600, Custom
  • File Formats - XPS, TIFF, PDF, Encrypted PDF, High-compression PDF, JPEG (colour Only)
  • Scanner Utilities - Network Scan Tool, Sharpdesk, Sharp TWAIN
  • Scan Destinations Desktop - Yes
  • Scan Destination FTP, Email - Yes
  • Scan Destination Network Folder - Yes
  • Scan Destination USB Memory - Yes
  • Document Filing Document Filing (Standard / Option) - Standard
  • Document Filing Capacity- Main And Custom Folders (pages) - 20
  • Document Filing Capacity- Quick File Folder (pages) - 10000
  • Stored Jobs - Copy, Print, Direct Print, Scan, Fax Transmission
  • Storage Folders - Quick File Folder, Main Folder, Custom Folder (max. 1000)
  • Confidential Storage - Yes
  • Printer Resolution (dpi) - 1200 X 1200
  • Enhanced Resolution (dpi) - 1200 X 1200
  • Network Printer (Standard / Option) - Standard
  • Interface Standard/Option - Standard USB 2.0, 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
  • Supported OS Standard - Windows 98/ME/NT4.0 SP5 Or Later/2000/Server 2003/XP/Vista/Server 2008
  • Supported OS Options - Mac OS 9.0-9.2.2/Mac OS X 10.2.8/10.3.9/10.4.11/10.5-10.5.5
  • Network Protocols - TCP/IP (IPv4 And IPv6), IPX/SPX (NetWare), NetBEUI, EtherTalk (AppleTalk)
  • Printing Protocols - LPR, Raw TCP (port 9100), POP3 (e-mail Printing), HTTP, Novell Printserver Application With NDS And Bindery, FTP For Downloading Print Files, EtherTalk Printing, IPP
  • PDL Emulation Printer Standard/Option - Standard PCL 5e/6, Option PS3 Emulation, XPS
  • Available Fonts - 80 (PCL), 136 (PS3)
  • Fax Fax (Standard / Option) - Option
  • Compression Method - MH/MR/MMR/JBIG
  • Communication Protocol - Super G3
  • Transmission Time (sec) - 3
  • Modem Speed (bps) - 33.600 - 2.400
  • Transmission Resolution - Standard 203.2 X 97.8 Dpi / Extra Fine 406.4 X 391 Dpi
  • Document Size (Min) - A5
  • Document Size (Max) - A3
  • Memory (MB) - 8
  • Grey Scale Levels - 256
  • Dial Registration; Rapid/speed Dial - 1000
  • Broadcast Transmission (max. Destinations) - 500
  • Finishing Output Capacity Max. - 500 - 4000
  • Multi- Staple (sheets) Max. - 50
  • Saddle Stitch - Yes
  • Off-set Shifting - Yes
  • Hole Punch - Yes

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